Assorted notes

  • Hugin, the panorama-stitching tool, is quite slick these days (ever since it got some UI improvements in release 2010.4.0 or so, I believe). It handled perhaps 80-90% of the panoramas from my recent trip in about 3 clicks and without manual intervention. Hats off to the Hugin developers.
  • I've been learning how to twiddle the "Projection" knob in Hugin, which lets you change the geometry of the resulting panorama. For example, for photos of murals (or tapestries, or other long, flat, surfaces), the Rectlinear projection corrects for the distortion to reconstitute the "flat" image, as if you were standing far away.

Default (cylindrical)

Corrected (rectilinear)

  • Ubuntu has these new scrollbars with invisible scroll handles. They are quite annoying (being invisible and all). You can revert to the old ones like so:

    sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.1-0


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